Marc Emery - Rattling the Czar
It's a good thing that Johnny Appleseed is not alive today to see what is happening with Mark "Potseed" Emery. The spreading of seeds has become a crime. At last the seed of another God given plant. I don't know who counted the seeds, but the claim is that Mark Potseed has spread more than 5 million of his seeds around the world with the majority of 3 million finding their way into the USA right under the Drug Czar's nose.
The "Long arm of the law" is now trying to pull Emery out of Canada so he can be tried and executed in the USA. The man described by the American Drug Enforcement Agency as Canada's biggest trafficker and self-styled 'Prince of Pot', will face the death penalty if convicted in the US even though no one in Canada has ever been arrested for selling seeds.
Will the Drug Czar get his way or will Mark live to see drug prohibition repealed?
But what does Mark have to say for himself. He must have an excuse. Damn, 5 million seeds is a whole lot of pot.
Here is a nice quote I came across in The Observer:
'I guess I've spent the last few years undermining the DEA and mocking their war on drugs. They are the ones with the guns; the only thing we had on our side was the plant. The only thing we could do to win was to spread the plant.
'I wanted to increase the number of people growing it, lower the price and spread it throughout the world. I wanted to start a self-financed capitalist revolution. A revolution through retail.'
That is what I call a "Grass" roots movement!